Harmony of the Seas: Youth Zone

The ideal place for kids and teens to hang-out while parents relax poolside.

Kids Hugging Madagascar Mascot

Harmony of the Seas is making a splash as the ultimate amusement ship. As one of the biggest vessels currently at sail, she’s rife with adventure. With more to do than ever before, Harmony of the Seas is the perfect family ship with plenty of activities to keep kids and teens entertained while mom and dad relax poolside.

Guests setting sail on Harmony of the Seas will be able to enjoy more family-friendly offerings than ever before like Royal Caribbean’s signature DreamWorks Experience in the award-winning Adventure Ocean Youth Program.

Youth Zone is the ship’s dedicated kids neighborhood packed with computer gaming councils and fun educational activities sure to keep the young cruisers busy.

The 28,000-square-foot complex offers a wealth of kid and teen friendly activities that includes Kids Avenue—a central boulevard connecting children with dedicated Adventure Ocean spaces and various customized play areas geared to specific activities. It features a nursery for infants and toddlers (six months or older) and a state-of-the-art teens area. From infants to independent teens, Youth Zone has you covered with activities and locations designed for every age range.

Youth Zone Arcade View

The arcade is chock-full of games.

Youth Zone Playground
Youth Zone Arcade

The various programs are organized by age group, so that no matter how young or old, your kids will find a tailored experience to suit their interests.

Royal Babies and Tots is geared towards kids six months–three years. Your little treasures will be treated to fun activities in the Youth Zone’s colorful nursery. Under the watchful eye of bright and bubbly trained professionals, your tots will receive expert and educational care that nurtures their growing curiosity.

The Royal Tots Art program features unique art activities designed for parents and children to enjoy precious creative moments together. Parents traveling with infants and toddlers can now pack lighter for their cruise with Royal Caribbean’s Babies 2 Go program, where parents can order organic baby food and diapers, wipes and creams by Huggies for delivery to their staterooms upon arrival.

Youth Zone Rock ClimbingAdventure Ocean Activities

Aquanauts (ages 3–5)
Finger Painting, Camp Aquanaut, Building Blocks, Music Activities, Space Night

Explorers (ages 6–8)
Pirate Night, Backstage Tour, Nutty Nicknames, Pajama Night, Carnival Games, Talent Show

Voyagers (ages 9–11)
Karaoke, Sports Tournaments, GaGa Ball, List-o-Rama, Boys vs Girls, Scavenger Hunts, Crazy Tag

Teens (ages 12–14)
Sports Tournaments, Pool Parties, Scavenger Hunts, Karaoke, Themed Dance Parties, Video Games, Nintendo Wii

Teens (ages 15–17)
Pool Parties, DJ Training, Casino Night, Themed Dance Parties, Nintendo Wii-Guitar Hero, Movies

Island Activities:
Beach Parties, Beach Volleyball, Hermit Crab Hunt, Sand Castle Building, Sea Shell Collecting, Rocket Launches

The Adventure Ocean Youth Program is tiered in three levels: Aquanauts (ages three–five), Explorers (ages six–eight), and Voyagers (ages nine–11). Kids in this program will dive into a world of magic with bubbling potions, pajama parties, and story nights. The award-winning program is not only entertaining, but educational too.

Teens get to call the shots. Whether they’re Younger Teens (ages 12–14) or Older Teens (ages 15–17) they can try their hand at rock climbing or hit the dance floor at their very own teen nightclub. Teens also have a dedicated teens-only space called the living room, and private teen hours at attractions such as FlowRider.

Youth Zone isn’t just for kids and youngsters, it’s the ideal place for families to create lasting memories in the exciting common play areas. At the Workshop, whole families can hone their crafting skills by learning scrapbooking or jewelry making. For the aspiring artists in the family there’s Imagination Studios, where kids can explore the world of color and fantasy.

Youth Zone Madagascar Show

Budding thespians can try their hand at a monologue at Adventure Ocean Theater while their parents look on. For the first time on Harmony of the Seas the Adventure Theater will offer Away We Go!, a black light puppet show created by Tony award-winning actors and producers John Tartaglia and Michael Shawn Lewis of Gable Grove Productions.

YouTube sensation “Muffalo Potato” will also be joining kids on Harmony of the Seas. Originally debuted on Anthem of the Seas, the popular kids show teaches viewers to draw anything in minutes just using letters and numbers.

Royal Caribbean’s partnership with DreamWorks Animation continues on Harmony of the Seas, bringing you more characters from your favorite movies. Where else can you see Po from Kung Fu Panda; Shrek, Fiona, and Puss in Boots from Shrek; and Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, and the Penguins from Madagascar all in one place?

Guests will enjoy events and activities based on DreamWorks Animation’s popular feature-film characters, including a character breakfast in the Main Dining Room, ‘meet and greet’ experiences throughout the day, as well as photo opportunities to share with family and friends back home.

And only on Royal Caribbean, parents and kids alike can enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have guaranteed seats on opening weekend of their highly anticipated feature films like Kung Fu Panda 3, which premiered onboard the same day it did in theaters on land. Year-round, guests can watch the latest and long-term favorite DreamWorks Animation films in the ship’s 3D movie theater and on the dedicated DreamWorks TV channel in their stateroom.

[©Image 1 courtesy of Kent Miller Studios; Image 3 courtesy of sbw-photo]

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